The upcoming SEAT Leon ST CUPRA 280 has broken the FWD Estate car record at the Nürburgring by setting a record time of 7:58.12 minutes through the formidable Green Hell.
The ST Version of the Cupra 280 makes its world debut at GTI Wörthersee Treffen from 13 to 16 May 2015.
The high powered wagon makes its world debut at this year’s Wörthersee Treffen in Austria and should impress the predicted 250,000 car fans in attendence. A total of five models from the Leon range, SEAT will be transported from their home base of Martorell in Spain to Reifnitz on Wörthersee, some 950 odd miles away.SEAT press release:
On 13th May, there will be 280 hp rolling through the small town of Reifnitz on Wörthersee, where the SEAT Leon ST Cupra will celebrate its debut at the legendary meeting. The front-wheel drive car has proven its sporty performance with its groundbreaking record time of 7:58.12 minutes around the Nürburgring Nordschleife, achieved for the first time by the Spanish racing driver and SEAT brand ambassador Jordi Gené. “It was an indescribable feeling to get the best out of this car and to be the first to achieve this record,” said Jordi Gené. The sports tourer benefits significantly from the Limited Front Slip Differential (VAQ) of the SEAT Leon Cupra and the 6-speed manual gearbox – systems that enable it to ensure a secure grip on the road, even under difficult conditions. “The Leon ST Cupra reinforces that an estate car doesn’t have to be a compromise. This record time is not only another symbol of our claim ‘Technology to Enjoy’, but also sets new standards. The SEAT Leon ST Cupra is a sports car for the whole family,” said Dr. Matthias Rabe, SEAT Vice President for Research and Development.
At this year’s cult event, the front-wheel drive car will also be presented with the “Black” Performance Pack. Painted in Dynamic Grey, it is sure to cut a dynamic figure with its 19-inch alloy wheels, its BREMBO 4-pistons high-performance brake system and body-colour side flares. Through its sublime blend of power and comfort, the SEAT Leon ST Cupra achieves a perfect balance which appeals to both the heart and the head not only is there space for the whole family, the powerful 280 hp engine also delivers thrilling performance. Traditionally, SEAT shows something extreme at the Wörthersee Treffen and this year is no exception. Austrian racing driver Mario Dablander, who is a touring car racing driver in the 2015 SEAT Leon Eurocup, will bring his SEAT Leon CUP RACER to the event after the race in Portugal.
I hope your enjoying Worthersee & I cannot wait to drive one of these ST 280 Cupra’s.